Mechanical tribulations are to be expected in a vehicle that is only one wheel more than a standard wheelie bin. Our teams have experienced plenty. January 2018 - one week in.
Thrills, spills, camels, mud and a whole load of sandy orifices. The first Moroccan Monkey Run of 2018 is done, and (pun intended) dusted.
And like three-week-old milk left open in a warm room, they're off. The January 2018 Rickshaw Run has begun.
The Rickshaw Run is hitting the road again. 85 teams, swollen with festive joy and gout stumble haphazardly across India. Here's what they've been up to in the lead up to the launch.
Morocco puts on its brave face as 60 intrepid Monkey Runners hit the road to show it who's boss. The January 2018 edition is under way...
Travel writing is mostly self-important chuff-monkeys trying to fund their elaborate holidays. This is a whole world better
Something a little special is happening this December, and thankfully it has sod all to do with a fat pensioner coming down your chimney to ram shit you don't want into your old socks.
The Icarus X is spreading over the world like a beautiful rash. Next on the map is South Africa. Hold onto you toupees as this is going to be a cracker.
Since we started doing all this stupid stuff in the name of Cool Earth, our teams raised a staggering £1 million for the forest-hugging dweebs.
10 years of kissing trees, but who gives a shit? We do. Cool Earth have been saving the world for a decade now. Here's just how much good they, along with a hefty wedge from you lot, have done so far.
It's not easy to capture the Rickshaw Run in photos. The noises, smells, scale and sheer sense of chaos don't usually translate well to 2D pictures. These ones do a bloody good job though
The Monkey Run Peru, sounds, feels and most importantly looks gorgeous. Here, mechanic Dave Fry gives us his top ten reasons he loves a monkey bike along with some cracking pics. Sign up for the next edition is open now.
Ever wondered what it looks like to see a rickshaw driving across the Himalayas? Of course you have. Prepare your eyeballs, this shit is saucy.
Two months, 22 countries, 13,000ish miles, $1000 to charity, a $400 car. Heat stroke in the Uzbek desert, death threats in Chechnya, woken up by armed soldiers in Afghanistan, nearly robbed in Macedonia, in a car accident with a crazy old lady in Croatia, and bribed a Tajik border guard with a hat. Busy.
The Monkey Run Peru is more finished than a disgraced politician with one hand in the coffers and the other in his secretary's pants. Here were the best bits.
“Oh, boy! bloody done it! 18000km, 55 Days, 32 Sea/Rivers/Lakes, 23 Countries, 11 Time zones, 9 Break downs, 8kg weight loss, 5 Mountain Ranges, 3 Deserts, 2 Police station visits, 1 Hospital visit, 1 Army detention, sleepless nights, foodless days and countless highs & lows.”
The Rickshaw Run took to the Himalayas last week - here's how our brave pioneers are getting on
"I'm in love with the bad roads! I had to come back with a more challenging route and a crappier car. It was too easy last time." - Tove Jensen
Week 6 on the Mongol Rally. Some are stopping to sniff the daffodils, others are trying their best not to become plant food.
"I wouldn't say it was easy. I wouldn't say it was fun. But it was definitely worth doing." The Mongol Derby 2017 is over. Here are the highlights in all their glory.